State Department: Bosnia - Herzegovina - Travel Warning, March 9, 1999
Bosnia - Herzegovina - Travel Warning
March 9, 1999
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the potential for
increased danger of travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a result of the
Brcko arbitration and political instability in the Republika Srpska entity
of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RS), a continuing potential exists for threats
to the safety of U.S. citizens and interests in the RS, Brcko, and areas of
the Federation near Brcko.
In response to a credible threat, on March 7 the U.S. Embassy in
Sarajevo advised Americans to defer travel to the RS. Americans already in
the RS should carefully consider leaving now. Americans who choose to
remain should avoid crowds and demonstrations, keep a low profile, stay
alert for changes in the security situation, and be prepared to leave on
very short notice. The security situation has resulted in the restriction
of travel by U.S. Government personnel within the RS; more extensive
restrictions, or the withdrawal of U.S. Government personnel from the RS,
could result from a further deterioration in security.
U.S. citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina are urged to contact the
consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo to register, and to obtain
updated information on travel and security within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The consular section is located at Ali Pasina 43, telephone number
(387)(71) 445-700, fax number (387)(71) 659-969. For further information
on travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please consult the Department of
State9s latest consular information sheet on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This Travel Warning supersedes the March 5, 1999, Travel Warning on Bosnia and
Herzegovina to note the political instability in the RS following the
Brcko arbitration and the restriction of travel to the RS by USG